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Nigeria in new bid to defend naira 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:34:31 GMT 
    Nigeria's central bank brings in further measures to support its currency, the naira, which fell to record lows this week.

Microsoft takes on tech scammers 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:33:32 GMT 
    The US software giant takes legal action against firms it alleges have been offering bogus tech support in its name to unwitting consumers.

Millions deleted in Instagram purge 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:30:02 GMT 
    Photo-sharing app Instagram has removed millions of accounts believed to be posting spam, angering many legitimate users.

Sony hack is 'US security issue' 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:49:09 GMT 
    The cyber attack on Sony that forced a major film release to be pulled is being viewed as a national security matter, the White House says.

Morricone regrets Eastwood rejection 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:03:20 GMT 
    Renowned Italian film composer Ennio Morricone tells the BBC's Will Gompertz that he regrets turning down the chance to compose music for Clint Eastwood.

Carbon mission returns global maps 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:36:20 GMT 
    Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory produces its first global maps of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere.

7ft marine reptile fossil beach find 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:27:21 GMT 
    An amateur fossil hunter has unearthed a 7ft skeleton of a carnivorous marine reptile on a beach in south Wales.

EU approves first stem cell therapy 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:48:00 GMT 
    A stem cell therapy has been approved for widespread medical use in the EU for the first time.

Painkillers 'cut skin cancer risk' 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:57:07 GMT 
    Regularly taking painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen may help protect against some forms of skin cancer, research suggests.

'Sierra Leone has become part of me' 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:25:21 GMT 
    Ex-Sierra Leone manager Johnny McKinstry, appointed at 27, recounts his departure from the Ebola-hit West African country.

Howard fears for Mignolet confidence 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:00:18 GMT 
    Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard warns Simon Mignolet he faces a "hard road back" to regaining his Liverpool place.

The Russians fighting a 'holy war' in Ukraine 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:27:16 GMT 
    The Kremlin denies sending Russian troops to Ukraine, but Russian volunteers there are proud to talk about their crusade to revive an Orthodox empire.

The buildings that would have been impossible 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:11:52 GMT 
    How computers helped build some of the world's most distinct buildings.

Kazakh villages in guard wolf craze 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:49:32 GMT 
    Villagers in Kazakhstan are increasingly buying wolves to guard their land.

Helsinki 'lacks luxury hotels' 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:36:34 GMT 
    Finnish capital loses out on chance to host music awards show, because there aren't enough swanky hotels for stars.
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